Background: Socratic Dialogues



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Plato's Theory of Knowledge

Meno (circa 380 BC) and Theaetetus (circa 360 BC), Excerpts

BACKGROUND: Socratic Dialogues



  1. Dialectic

  2. Midwifery

  3. Open-ended search for truth

Plato, Republic (514a-521b)





TOPIC:

KNOWLEDGE:

JUSTIFIED TRUE BELIEF?

REGARDING




  1. [Meno 97-99] SOME SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE/WISDOM (phronesis) AND OPINION (dóxa)

cf. theoretical knowledge: form (eidos)


  1. [Theaetetus 200-201] MORE DEFINITE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND OPINION




  1. WHY KNOWLEDGE IS "BETTER" THAN OPINION


  1. Meno

    1. Paradox of knowledge

    2. Anamnesis (recollection): immortality of the soul

    3. Phronesis and dóxa analyze this part

    4. Geometrical demonstration: Meno, "the slave boy"




  1. Theaetetus

    1. knowledge: perception?

    2. knowledge: true opinion/judgment/belief?

    3. knowledge: justified true opinion/judgment/belief?  analyze this part


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